Serious Car Accidents Don’t Just Happen.
Unfortunately, what many people fail to realize is that most car crashes do not “just happen” – they are not just “one of those things.” Every motor vehicle collision has a cause, and that cause can typically be traced back to someone failing to follow highway laws or operate their vehicle properly. In the vast majority of Tarrant County car wrecks, the cause is not some random freak occurrence; it is the negligence of one or more motorist. As board certified Dallas-Fort Worth car accident injury attorneys, we know that some of the most common causes of driver negligence include driver intoxication, speeding, recklessness behind the wheel, or various other unsafe driving habits which are counter to what we all learn when we train to get our driver’s license.
Inattention from a Distracted Driver is Negligence
In recent years, however, driver distraction has become an ever more common factor when it comes to Texas auto accidents which result in severe injuries or death. Although talking or texting on cell phones is by far the most often cited cause of distracted driving, any form of not paying attention can result in a collision – for example eating, smoking, fiddling with the radio, or riding with a loose dog in the car.
Perhaps the worst part of car accidents involving distracted drivers is that these accidents could have been avoided. Unlike accidents caused by weather conditions or falling truck obstacles, the drivers who caused the accident chose to focus their attention off the road and into a distraction as simple as a phone call. According to statistics and research surrounding the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there is a portion of car accidents involving a large commercial vehicle was caused by other drivers- not the truck drivers themselves.
Furthermore, the lives affected by distracted drivers are often times left with pain and suffering, because the distracted driver's negligence caused an unprecedented event to affect their lives. If a distracted driver is found negligent after an investigation (which is very likely to happen), then the insurance company that represents the at-fault driver will be held responsible for providing the accident victim with compensation for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and more. Under Texas law, victims of car accidents are not only permitted to request compensation for their accident-related expenses, pain, and suffering- they are entitled to it. If the at-fault driver only held liability insurance at the time of the accident and the expenses associated with the wreck exceed the liability policy limits, then the accident victims can hire a personal injury attorney to represent them against the at-fault driver's insurance company. The personal injury attorney would represent their client before the insurance company and would fight for the compensation that the victims deserved. This is very important. If you have been injured in a car accident where a distracted driver was involved, you do not have to drown in medical bills and debt. You can hire a personal injury attorney to fight for your rights!
Contact a Board Certified Personal Injury Attorney Today
Whether your wreck was the result of a distracted driver or not, it is likely that someone was negligent – which means that someone was at fault. This is important to establish, because without fault, you cannot make a personal injury insurance claim to recover compensation related to your medical expenses, pain and suffering, or other accident-related damages. To help you effectively pursue your claim, it is often best to consult with a board certified Fort Worth car wreck lawyer who can examine your situation, obtain a copy of the police report (if one was filed), and help you come up with a plan to pursue the damages you so rightfully deserve. Contact the Anderson Law Firm can be reached in Fort Worth at 817-294-1900. Alternatively, fill out our contact form and we will call you as soon as possible.
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